⅔ cup yellow cornmeal
¼ cup all purpose flour
2 tsp old bay seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp paprika
1 lb tilapia fillet
Whisk egg and coat each fillet. Once each fillet is covered, place them on a baking shit.
While the fish sits, pour about 2 inches of oil in a frying pan and let it heat up to 350 degrees
In a small bowl combine all the spices and generously season fish. In another small baking dish, combine cornmeal, flour and the rest of the seasoning.
Once the oil reaches 350 degrees, place fish in a pan, 1-2 at a time. (depending on how big your frying pan is. You want to avoid overcrowding so the fish can cook evenly.
Fry fish until golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel or newspaper.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes and serve with your favorite hot sauce.